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The UC Irvine Humanities Center and the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation are setting sail to find “Stories from the Sea” — an oral history project that looks to document personal memories and encounters with the sea for current and former residents of the Newport Beach bay and coastline.

We have the ‘Medicine in Our Backyard’ program and lots of connections with faculty,” said Meg Linton, the chief executive officer for the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.

For Wu, the project is about teaching students how to become storytellers and record the memories of people in nearby Newport Beach.

Jazmine Martinez is studying the wellbeing and cleanliness of beaches through the documentation of stories for the “Stories from the Sea” project.

version of Newport Beach,” Wu said, “but we really want to get more at the hidden history of Newport Beach.

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